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Russia Takes Ice Hockey Championship

May 10, 2009

Russia won its third ice hockey world championship since 1993; under the USSR it won nearly two dozen times before. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix)Russia Wins Ice Hockey TitleRussia had...

On the Scene -- Asian Football Drama in Kuala Lumpur

May 07, 2009

Mohamed bin Hammam denies accusations he has blocked five countries voting at the congress for fear they would vote against him. (Getty Images) (ATR) Football chiefs from 46 A...

World Men's Hockey Begins in Switzerland

April 24, 2009

IIHF President Rene Fasel is excited about Switzerland hosting the world championship. (Getty Images) The International Ice Hockey Federation returns to a familiar place for i...

IAAF Ready to Abandon Annual Cross-Country World Championships

April 13, 2009

The future of the IAAF's Cross Country World Championships is unclear after next year's event in Poland. (Getty Images)(ATR) Track and field’s global governing body is conside...

Federations Roundup -- Jobson Nominated for U.S. Sailing President; IAAF Opens Center

April 09, 2009

Gary Jobson has been nominated for president of U.S. Sailing by the organization’s Nominating and Governance Committee. (Getty Images) The Nominating and Governance Committee ...

On the Scene at ONOC -- New Games for Oceania; Gosper's Farewell

April 02, 2009

ONOC President Steve Smith wants a new multi-sport event for Oceania. (ATR/A.Stavrinos/Panasonic:Lumix)  Olympic Sports Federations of Oceania (OSFO) President Steve Smith has...

World Championships in the Spotlight

March 31, 2009

 It was a big week for cross country running, track cycling and women’s curling as the three sports staged their world championships. The IAAF held its world cross country ch...

Curtain Seems Certain for NHL in Vancouver

March 30, 2009

Ice hockey federation president Rene Fasel with NHL chief Gary Bettman at Sportaccord in Denver. (ATR) (ATR) The head of the NHL says Vancouver still appears to be the end of...

On the Scene: World Figure Skating Championships in L.A.

March 30, 2009

International Skating Union president Ottavio Cinquanta. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix) Judging Still Inspires Debate at World Figure Skating Championships The 2009 World Championship...

On the Scene: World Figure Skating Championship in LA

March 28, 2009

Yu-Na Kim of South Korea set a record in the short program Friday night. (Getty Images)Los Angeles Impresses U.S. figure skating executive director David Raith told Around the...

GAISF Fades Away, New Name for Giant Sports Association

March 28, 2009

GAISF PANEL/ GAISF meets for one last time before the name change to Sportaccord. (ATR)  (ATR) One word will replace five as the General Association of International Sports Fe...

On the Scene at Sportaccord -- AIOWSF General Assembly; Floorball is In

March 25, 2009

The small number of winter federations in AIOWSF means relative calm before Vancouver. (Getty Images)  Despite the looming Vancouver Olympics, there seem to be few worries fo...